The daughter of a military pilot and a teacher, Kirchner was born in Germany and grew up in Clarksville, Tennessee. She began acting at The Roxy Regional Theater in Clarksville. She worked with her father on her first theatrical production, “Camelot,” when she was 8-years-old. Multi-talented, Kirchner also enjoyed gymnastics, dancing, singing and painting, but always favored acting and performed in over 40 shows at The Roxy. When she was in the sixth grade, Kirchner was cast to play “Baby June” in “Gypsy” and was made up to appear white.
Kirchner's first big break came when she was was just 17-years-old and still in high school. She went to an open-call audition for the musical “Rent” in Nashville, Tennessee, where she and only one other person were chosen for callbacks in New York City. After auditioning for “Rent” for over four years, Kirchner eventually landed the role of Mimi on tour in the U.S. and Japan last year. She was recently offered the incredible opportunity to appear in the Broadway production, but has put that on hold to appear in “Just Legal.”
Kirchner is a graduate of the Tisch School of the Arts at New York University. She has appeared in numerous commercials and videos including dancing with Beyoncé in her video “Work it Out” for the film “Austin Powers in Goldmember.” Kirchner was recently in the “Bust a Tunic” commercial for Old Navy. She also worked with Sean “P. Diddy” Combs in “Carlito's Way.”
Kirchner enjoys painting, playing racquetball, cooking, reading Dan Brown novels and watching “Oz” and “Sex and the City” when she's not working. She is also an advocate of eliminating animal cruelty. She has been living in New York City, but will relocate to Los Angeles for the filming of the series.